It is that time again- time to have your say and make your voice heard! I know many of the readers out there may be sick of voting by now, but trust me, this time it's something important! It's the Official 2016 Multitool.org Multitool Of The Year Award, and we want you to help us choose the winner!
Every once in a while I'll say something on the forum about my Dump Truck Full Of Money Theory and it's pretty much a guarantee that I'll get at least one Private Message or Email asking what the heck that is all about, so I figured I'd post it here rather than having to type it out each time!
One of the neat things about the multitool industry is the celebrities that represent it. There's no end to them when you think about it- there are the historical celebs like Tim Leatherman, there are the design celebs like Tom Stokes and Launce Barber, there are the endorsed celebs like Bear Grylls and Les Stroud and there are the TV celebs like MacGuyver. Then there are the user celebs, and the Mythbusters are arguably at the top of the list, and now they are back- sort of.
There are a lot of designers out there, and that's a good thing. Design software and the machines powerful enough to run it are available to pretty well anyone these days for very little cost, and 3D printers have revolutionized limited production and rapid prototyping, and sites like Kickstarter, Gofundme and Indigogo have made it possible for people to get the startup capitol they need to launch their revolutionary new product to turn the world on it's ear. But, those aren't the only changes you need to know about.
The December Donation Draw is in full swing, and to close out 2016 we have a customized Swiss Army KNife from our good friend Bob Lessard, aka SYPH007! If you don't know who Bob is by now, then you really need to take a moment and find out!
In November of 2016 Gerber introduced the Center-Drive in a major media storm. Everyone was talking about it, wanting to try it for themselves, speculating on whether it was hype or whether it was the real deal. I'm a bit late to the party for reviewing it, and you'll see hundreds of different reviews and unboxing videos already, but mine is going to be different, because there is a reason we are late to the party. I have actually put mileage on the Center-Drive- I've carried and used it, and I don't think the value of a tool is in it's ability to be pulled out of a package.
SOG has chosen Multitool.org to release some EXCLUSIVE information about a new multitool being released in 2017 called the Sync II, and it looks like a very cool new design. I consider this a huge honor, and I am sureeveryone here is going to be just as thrilled to see the new Sync as I am. As usual, you can share your thoughts and read what others have to say on our forum!
It's that time of year, and if you are thinking of asking for a tool for Christmas, or getting one for someone else but aren't sure what to get, here are some ideas (in no particular order!) on what to look for!
What is it about the Center Drive that makes it so interesting? It's just another multitool, isn't it? The answer to these questions aren't as simple as you may think.
The gerber enter-Drive arived today and I thought I would share some of my initial impressions on it. There will be a full review as soon as it has seen some use, but so far I am feeling quite positive about it.